Sunday, September 16, 2018

Fact of the Day: Elizabethan California

While most of the middle to western part of the present-day United States belonged eventually to Spain as New Spain, present-day California was also claimed by Sir Francis Drake for Queen Elizabeth I of England, though no real control ever came of it.   

10 comments:

Emmylou said...

Everybody wants California:D

Pat Hatt said...

All wanted the sunshine and earth quakes and fires

Minoru Saito said...

I had thought Holland had them. Thanks for your information.

Harlynn said...

He took over quite a rather large span of land! The Spanish were just as brutal as us back in the "finding America" days.

Lois said...

I did not know that!

Bob Bushell said...

California for Frank Drake, nice one Frank.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Mary Kirkland said...

I didn't know that and I'm from California. lol

Martha said...

Cool info

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I suppose it was too far of a stretch for English colonists to settle in California. No easy way to get from England to there. Good.